Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy Faculty

Primary Faculty

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John Lough, PhD

Lough, John W., PhD (Interim Chair)

Cell and molecular biology of early heart development

Michele Battle

Battle, Michele A., PhD

Transcriptional control of liver and gut development and physiology

David Bolender

Bolender, David L., PhD

Tissue interactions in embryonic heart development/curriculum development

Lisa Ann Cirillo

Cirillo, Lisa Ann, PhD

Molecular mechanisms underlying liver development and function, with a particular focus on the role played chromatin structure in the transcriptional regulation of liver genes

Allison Ebert

Ebert, Allison D., PhD

Neurodegenerative diseases, both understanding the molecular basis for the disease progression and finding effective experimental therapies

Todd Hoagland

Hoagland, Todd M., PhD

Medical education, Clinical anatomy, Gross anatomy and Instructional methodology

Gary Kolesari

Kolesari, Gary L., MD, PhD

Mechanisms of action responsible for cardiovascular birth defects

Beth Krippendorf

Krippendorf, Beth B., PhD

Comprehensive teaching in Clinical Human Anatomy, Cell and Tissue Biology and Integrated Medical Neuroscience

Brian Link

Link, Brian A., PhD

Genetics and cell biology of ocular development and disease

Danny Riley

Riley, Danny A., PhD

The effects of actual and simulated spaceflight unloading on neuromuscular structure and function and understanding vibration injury of tissues

Michael Schellpfeffer, MD, MS

Schellpfeffer, Michael A., MD, MS

Michael Schellpfeffer, MD, MS, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

D. J. Sidjanin

Sidjanin, DJ, PhD

Molecular genetics of hereditary eye diseases

Cheryl Stucky

Stucky, Cheryl L., PhD

Molecules that sense touch and pain

Wagner, Marvin, MD

Human anatomy with special reference to segmental anatomy and its applications to clinical medicine

Margaret Wong-Riley

Wong-Riley, Margaret, PhD

Coupling of neuronal activity and energy metabolism at the cellular and molecular levels. Critical period of neurochemical and metabolic development in brain stem respiratory neurons. Photobiomodulation of neurons functionally inactivated by toxins

Secondary Faculty

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Benjamin, Ivor J., MD

General cardiology, inheritable cardiac failure and myocardial infarction

Besharse, Joseph C., PhD

Cellular and molecular basis of circadian rhythmicity; the cellular basis of membrane turnover in retinal photoreceptors

Blank, Robert, MD, PhD

The genetics of bone biomechanical performance and of vertebral development

Carroll, Joseph, PhD

High-resolution retinal imaging & structure-function relationships in the human retina

DeYoe, Edgar A., PhD

Functional neuroimaging (FMRI) of brain systems responsible for sensory perception, especially vision, and brain-related sensory pathology

Everson, Carol A., PhD

The physical health effects of sleep deprivation with a focus on neuroendocrine and immune systems

Falet, Herve, PhD

Deciphering the cellular mechanisms and proteins regulating normal and abnormal blood platelet

Gerges, Nashaat, PhD

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity

Glavaski-Joksimovic, Aleksandra, PhD

Therapeutic potential of adult stem cells in brain injury and disease

Jobe, Shawn M., MD, PhD

Cellular biology and physiology of platelet activation and coagulation, mitochondrial events in activated platelets

Kassem, Iris, MD, PhD

Amblyopia, pediatric cataracts, pediatric eye trauma, retinopathy of prematurity, strabismus

Kurpad, Shekar, MD, PhD

Translational applications of neural and mesenchymal stem cells in neurotrauma and neurooncology

Lipinski, Daniel M., MSc, DPhil

Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-mediated gene therapy, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal disease (e.g., Retinitis pigmentosa), age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Mast, Alan, MD, PhD

Tissue factor pathway inhibitor

Minella, Alexander, MD

Regulation of proliferation and differentiation in normal and malignant cells

Newman, Peter J., PhD

Cell and molecular biology of adhesion receptors, vascular biology, and signal transduction

Pintar, Frank A., PhD

The biomechanics of brain and spinal cord injury, mechanics of spine surgical techniques, military and motor vehicle crash trauma

Ramchandran, Ramani, PhD

Blood vessel patterning in vertebrates and its application to human disease

Rao, Sridhar, MD, PhD

Transcriptional regulation of stem cells

Semina, Elena, PhD

Discovery of genes underlying complex developmental disorders with an emphasis on developmental glaucoma

Silverstein, Roy L., MD

Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of thrombosis, atherosclerosis and angiogenesis with focus on role of the type 2 scavenger receptor CD36

Sood, Rashmi, PhD

Vascular bed of the placenta and the mechanism of pregnancy-related cardiovascular disorders

Strande, Jennifer L., MD, PhD

Using induced pluripotent stem cells to study dystrophic cardiomyopathy

Weihrauch, Dorothee, DVM, PhD

Coronary collateral growth and impaired angiogenesis in diabetes

Zhu, Nan, PhD

Epigenetic regulation of stem cells and how dysregulation of these pathways contributes to cancer development